The number of trade days at the next Farnborough International Air Show (July 18 to 23, 2006) has been reduced from five to four. Instead of starting on Monday, as it has in the past, the event will run from Tuesday through Sunday, and the first four days will be reserved for professional visitors, while the weekend will continue to be set aside for the public. There is no officially designated media day.
Royal International Air Tattoo
The times, they are a changing. Years ago, during the heyday of new product introductions within a few years of each other and a plethora of international aerospace manufacturers, airshow exhibitors tripped over each other trying to outdo the competition.
Back in 2004, the Farnborough International show opened against a backdrop of uncertainty about its future organization with doubts over how the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) proceeds with an event that it has hosted since 1948. Two years on, these doubts have been laid to rest and today the FI2006 show opens with a new streamlined structure, a visibly improved site and a truly abundant harvest of Grade A exhibits.
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